By Janice Hamlet
During this well timed quantity, editor Janice D Hamlet has selected essays which light up quite a few points of African American tradition, refracted during the lens of Afrocentric idea. The booklet examines: Afrocentric ideology and technique; Afrocentric ways to the dynamics of conversation; the Afrocentric effect at the black aesthetic, with an exam of language, literature, oral culture, videos and tv; and the way forward for Afrocentric visions.
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To verify this point one needs to only look at the recent violent racial conflicts in this society as well as the continuous attacks on any type of policy that implies a Black focus. Therefore, if an individual were serious about understanding present race relations they must understand the history. They must understand that society does not change overnight and the longer beliefs, attitudes and practices have been around the more difficult it is to change them. Consequentially, if one does not explore and identify the historical base of race relations, how can one understand if the basis of status has changed, how it has changed and why it has changed?
Suffice it here to say that those the writer labels as neo-conservatives conceptualize time in a linear fashion, have difficulty in seeing a contradiction between appearance and reality, and therefore assume that changes in appearance actually represent a change in reality. To sum up, an Afrocentric ontology is one which is communal; therefore, individuals find their worth, and their most sublime expression of existence in relationship to a community, to nature, and in relationship to some supreme idea or being.
When a contradiction emerges, the researcher moves to step four. ) 4. To participate in a program of education and action with the subjects by presenting the findings to the group of study and by participating in the development of tools that empower the group to identify contradictions and take action to rectify the situation. A point that cannot be stressed enough is that regardless of the type of knowledge being generated, the role of the Afrocentric scholar is to generate knowledge to humanize the world and to help destroy those forces that help in the dehumanization of the world in general and people of African descent in particular.
Afrocentric Visions: Studies in Culture and Communication by Janice Hamlet